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What To Do When the Heat Goes Out

Call it Murphy’s Law, or maybe just a little misfortune, but we sometimes see heat pump problems in Thousand Oaks during the winter time, when they’re required to keep you toasty. While you know the team at Air Max HVAC Inc will always be there ASAP when you ask for us for a heat pump repair, there are some things you can do to ensure a repair is needed and save yourself some expenses if it’s not. We’ve gathered this checklist of things to try before you give us a call.

  1. It may sound strange, but make sure everything is set to “on”. We’ve been to several calls only to realize the thermostat or the heat pump itself is switched off.
    • Is the thermostat turned to heat? If yes, raise the temperature by five degrees to see if it kicks on.
    • If everything looks right, inspect your heat pump switch (if it has one) and inspect the fuses and circuit breaker that protect the extra heating element (if it has one).
  2. If the heat pump still hasn’t kicked on, revisit your thermostat.
    • Try replacing the battery, if it has one.
  3. Is an impasse causing your heat pump to not work?
    • Check your air filters inside your air handler to confirm they’re not blocking things up.
    • Are your room heating registers open and unbarred?

If you’ve worked through this checklist and you still need a heat pump repair, call Air Max HVAC Inc at 805-217-8662 or schedule an appointment up online and we’ll return your home back to the warm and cozy place you expect this time of year.